One of the kid’s favorite recipes that he “created” is Strong Arm Stew.
So named because chopping the veggies and ingredients helps build arm muscles, plus, eating such healthy food keeps you strong and healthy!
Every incarnation is slightly different, as local ingredients and “whats in the fridge” changes and shifts depending on seasons. but overall, this stew has been consistently DELICIOUS!
The basic recipe is as follows:
- Water (to make the broth)
- Stock or Bullion
- Meat of some sort
- Any and all Veggies he can find to chop up.
In last night’s version, the total ingredients were as follows:
Pot of Water and one Bullion cube
about 1 cup of sirloin or t-bone steak chopped into bite-sized chunks.
a handfull of real bacon bits. (crumbled bacon)
4 small peices of hamburger
3 stalks of celery, chopped
a cup of corn
a carrot, sliced thin.
one half onion, chopped
a big handful of steamed Kale chopped
a couple shakes of garlic powder
one leftover baked potato, chopped
one half leftover Sweet Potato (yam), chopped
A handfull of “tater tots”
about a cup of Steamed Zucchini, sliced (leftovers from yesterday’s dinner)
hearty dash of ” Spice”. (see below)
*”Spice” (said as in Dune “Spiiiice”) is a concoction of random ingredients all dried and powered together for sprinkling on food. It’s basically sea salt, dulse, dried portabella, ginger, chipotle chili, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, and lambs-quarters.